Monster slayer, demigod, wise-cracking teen, and all-around class act Percy Jackson is the hero of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books by Rick Riordan (the latest and final book in the series is the recently released The Last Olympian, which is garnering rave reviews and selling like hotcakes — #4 on Amazon's bestsellers list as I write this).
If you're a loyal Splot reader, then you know I've been a little bit obsessed with Percy Jackson lately (check out my book review of The Lightning Thief and my PJ trivia). In honor of the end of that awesome series, I'd like to pose three questions to the man/god himself!
1. Who would win in a fight: you or Harry Potter?
2. Are you ever tempted to use your powers for ridiculous ends . . . like . . . creating a giant, air-guitaring, animated statue made of water?
3. If you couldn't be a hero in the Greek tradition but instead were a hero from another mythology — Native American, Hindi, Norse, whatever — who would you be?
I expect Percy will answer these just as soon as the last monster is dead and vanquished! I'm not holding my breath, though.
How do you think Percy would answer these? How would you? Holla at a schola in the comments!
— Jack, STACKS Staffer